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1/14/14: The FT delves into some of the investor-driven changes taking place among gold mining companies, including a shift away from continual expansion. According to Joe Foster. “You just don’t find many mega deposits in mother nature, which is one reason why the supermajor model does not work for the gold industry.”View article »
12/07/13: Barron’s conducts a roundup of four gold experts’ views on the metal’s future. “I believe the prospects for gold are strong, especially from its current oversold levels,” says Joe Foster.View article »
8/07/13: Kitco News speaks to various gold-related mutual fund portfolio managers in trying to understand the strategies of mining company managers. Joe Foster says, “They’re in austerity mode right now…I think the companies are doing what they need to do to cope with this environment.”View article »
6/26/13: CNBC’s Fast Money talks with Joe Foster about Why You Should Still Own Gold: "There's a compelling reason for investors to hold gold in their portfolios." Watch Video »
6/20/13: Commodity expert Rogers discusses with HAI’s Sumit Roy why he continues to buy gold and what he thinks needs to happen for a bull market to end. “The bull market in commodities will definitely come to an end someday. But someday is not here yet,” he says. View article »
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contingent deferred sales charge for Class A shares of 1.00% for one year
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April 30, 2012, at or above the $1 million breakpoint level.
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You may purchase shares of Van Eck Mutual Funds indirectly through a broker/agent or directly through the Funds’ transfer agent, DST. The prospectus includes more detailed information regarding how to buy, sell, exchange or transfer shares, including how to reduce sales charges and how to choose a class of shares, plus various services for your convenience. Please read the appropriate prospectus carefully before investing.
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Unless otherwise stated, portfolio facts and statistics are shown for Class A shares; other classes may have different characteristics.
†NAV: Unless you are eligible for a waiver, the public offering price you pay when you buy Class A shares of the Fund is the Net Asset Value (NAV) of the shares plus an initial sales charge. The initial sales charge varies depending upon the size of your purchase. No sales charge is imposed where Class A or Class C shares are issued to you pursuant to the automatic investment of income dividends or capital gains distributions. It is the responsibility of the financial intermediary to ensure that the investor obtains the proper “breakpoint” discount. Class C, Class I and Class Y do not have an initial sales charge; however, Class C does charge a contingent deferred redemption charge. See the prospectus and summary prospectus for more information.
1Expenses are calculated for the 12-month period ending 12/31/13: Class A: Gross 1.29% and Net 1.29%; Class C: Gross 2.09% and Net 2.09%; Class I: Gross 0.96% and Net 0.96%; and Class Y: Gross 1.08% and Net 1.08%. Expenses are capped contractually through 05/01/14 at 1.45% for Class A; 2.20% for Class C; 1.00% for Class I; and 1.20% for Class Y. Caps exclude certain expenses, such as interest.
2The NYSE Arca Gold Miners Index (GDM) is a modified market capitalization-weighted index comprised of publicly traded companies involved primarily in mining for gold. The S&P® 500 Index, calculated with dividends reinvested, consists of 500 leading companies in leading industries of the U.S. economy. The U.S. Dollar Index (DXY) indicates the general international value of the U.S. dollar. The DXY does this by averaging the exchange rates between the U.S. dollar and six major world currencies. All indices are unmanaged and include the reinvestment of all dividends, but do not reflect the payment of transaction costs, advisory fees or expenses that are associated with an investment in the Fund. An index’s performance is not illustrative of the Fund’s performance. Indices are not securities in which investments can be made.
The views and opinions expressed are those of Van Eck Global. Fund manager commentaries are general in nature and should not be construed as investment advice. Opinions are subject to change with market conditions. Any discussion of specific securities mentioned in the commentaries is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation to buy these securities. Fund holdings will vary.
You can lose money by investing in the Fund. Any investment in the Fund should be part of an overall investment program, not a complete program. The Fund is subject to the risks associated with concentrating its assets in the gold industry, which can be significantly affected by international economic, monetary and political developments. The Fund’s overall portfolio may decline in value due to developments specific to the gold industry. The Fund’s investments in foreign securities involve risks related to adverse political and economic developments unique to a country or a region, currency fluctuations or controls, and the possibility of arbitrary action by foreign governments, including the takeover of property without adequate compensation or imposition of prohibitive taxation. The Fund is subject to risks associated with investments in debt securities, derivatives, commodity-linked instruments, illiquid securities, asset-backed securities, CMOs and small- or mid-cap companies. The Fund is also subject to inflation risk, short-sales risk, market risk, non-diversification risk and leverage risk. Please see the prospectus and summary prospectus for information on these as well as other risk considerations.
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